Saturday, January 28, 2012

Baby Shower Cake for Sydney

This was a cute little baby bottle cake I made for baby girl Sydney's shower. The bottom tier was two 8" layers of white almond cake with a layer of vanilla butter cream with fresh pureed strawberries mixed in - can't have enough pink touches for a baby girl.  The bottle was made up of three 4" rounds stacked and filled with butter cream. The top was sculpted for the rounded bottle-top look, and crowned with a 3" round for the bottle top. Gum paste was used to make the ribbon loops, bow, nipple and lettering. Marshmallow fondant covered the cakes.
Pink and mint green has to be one of the best color combos ever.  This was also the first time I've used my Tappits letter cutters - LOVE them. If you ever use them yourself here are a few beginner tips: Roll your material about 3-4 mm thick, no less and no more.  Use a good dusting of powdered sugar on the material surface before cutting, that way it won't stick in the letter grooves as easily.  And they're called Tappits for a reason - but "Whackkits" would be more appropriate. Seriously, don't be afraid to whack that letter strip on the counter top to get the letters out.  It's the best way to pop them out in one piece. 

Welcome to the world, Sydney!  Another thanks to Leslie for letting me make this cake for her event.